A.A.S. Degree in General Occupational Technology (A55280)

The General Occupational Technology curriculum provides individuals with an opportunity to upgrade their skills and to earn an associate degree by taking courses suited for their occupational interests and/or needs.

The curriculum content will be customized for students according to occupational interests and needs. A program of study for each student will be selected from associate-degree level courses offered by the College. Graduates will become more effective workers, better qualified for advancements within their field of employment, and become qualified for a wide range of entry-level employment opportunities.

I. General Education. Degree programs must contain a minimum of 15 semester hours including at least one course for each of the following areas: humanities/fine arts, behavioral/social sciences; natural sciences/mathematics and a minimum of six semester hours of communications.

II. Major Hours: A.A.S. programs must include courses which offer specific job knowledge and skills. Work experience, including cooperative education, practicum's, and internships, may be included in associate in applied science degrees up to a maximum of eight semester hours of credit.

III. Other Required Hours. A college may include courses to meet graduation or local-employer requirements in an associate in applied sciences program. These curriculum courses shall be selected from the Combined Course Library and must be approved by the System Office prior to implementation. Restricted, unique, or free elective courses may not be included as other required hours.

GOT students must apply for graduation one semester prior to completing the program.